"Gadget" is a catch-all word these days for nifty devices. We've covered the basics, such as clocks & watches, plus delved into the world of present-day and future high-tech gadgets, such as digital jewelry and restaurant pagers.
How Dash Headphones Work
Can a T-shirt turn sound into electricity?
Can I turn my iPhone into a guitar amp?
What3Words App Is Changing How We Map the Globe
A Breathalyzer for Drugs? We're Not There Yet
Wearable Alcohol Sensor Could Text You if You're Too Drunk
How Rolex Came to Rule the Wrist
How does the Puls Wearable differ from a smart watch?
How the Pebble Watch Works
People Still Use Fax Machines, But, Um, Why?
How Thermal Fax Machines Work
History of the Fax Machine
Our Apps Are Tracking Us 24 Hours a Day
So This Might Be Why You Ditched Your Fitbit
Running While Female: Safety Apps and Tech
New MIT Headset Can 'Hear' Your Thoughts and Respond
March Madness: A High-stakes Game for Virtual Reality
Is It Time for Civilians to Start Wearing Their Own Body Cameras?
Google Home Speakers Argue, Talk About Their Feelings on Twitch
Why Some People Are Refusing 'Smart' Utility Meters in Their Homes
The Uber-popular Aeron Chair Was First Made for Grandma
Self-stabilizing 'Smart' Utensils Counteract Hand Tremors
Salty Fork for Salty Folk
How Digital Shopping Lists Work
Virtual Reality Helps Distract Kids From Painful Medical Procedures
Google Glass Can Teach You Morse Code in Four Hours
Explore Deep Ocean Thermal Vents With This 3-D Virtual Reality Video
Watch: The Secret Life of Luggage — And the New Tech That Tracks It
How Satellite Phones Work
How Electronic Language Translators Work
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Once the domain of robots, the seafloor's becoming more accessible thanks to 3-D, HD videos like this one created near Samoa by the research vessel Falkor.
Want to ditch those reading glasses for specs that won't make your head spin every time you look around? One company is working on glasses that do all the heavy lifting.
By Chris Opfer
One of the world's biggest athletic shoe makers is launching a new set of kicks that won't have to be double knotted. We assume Marty McFly's on that pre-order tip.
By Chris Opfer
You want to know how many uppercuts you're throwing, right? The wearable tech company Hykso has your back.
Changing your speech to be understood by another person is one thing. Have you altered your accent just so your phone's voice recognition software understands you?
A new wearable monitor can analyze the chemical content of perspiration. Such gadgets could detect signs of dehydration and fatigue, or help manage health problems.
"Stranded on a desert island" scenarios may vanish thanks to urine-powered socks that could allow you to send a life-saving text even if there's no outlet to plug into.
You doze off while watching "Jessica Jones." Next thing you know, she's getting busy with Luke Cage. How did this happen? What did you miss? Your Netflix socks can help.
With this new breed of smart collars, you'll know when your dog is napping, frolicking or needing a boost in activity levels.
With all the benefits of walking — and a surge in fitness trackers on the marketplace — the question still remains: Will wearing a fitness tracker encourage you to walk more?
You know them — the one in five Americans who own wearable fitness trackers. So are they in better shape than those of us without a wristband tracking our every move? You might be surprised.
Imagine charging your iPod while you take a jog around the block. The technology isn't too far off and could make dead batteries a thing of the past.
Surprise! If you're wearing a fitness tracker, you're likely providing the company that made it loads of data other than how many steps you took today — and all for free.
Obsessing over the data from your new sleep-tracking app could be keeping you up at night. We'll tell you why.